Eating Out As A Family: 9 Tips to Transform Your Experience

We love eating out as a family. Matt and I are big foodies and we want to pass that appreciation onto our children. I have my parents to thank for this. When I was growing up we ate out all the time. One of my earliest memories is me, aged 5, chowing down moules frites in a little seaside restaurant in the…

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The Lake District: 3 Must-See Experiences For All the Family

I’ve spent many Easters in The Lake District. My parents were keen walkers and by the age of ten I’d been dragged (and bribed) up most of the mountains in Cumbria. Tradition is a wonderful thing, especially when you have a family of your own. A small shuffle of the cast and you get to reboot some of the best moments of your…

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Days out: Hope Nature Centre

We’re not short on things to do in Wiltshire. We have fields and woodland on our doorstep and National Trust Properties down the road, but if I give my kids the choice there’s only ever one answer: ‘Hope Nature Centre please, mummy!’ Situated in Southwick Country Park, Hope Nature Centre is a fantastic place for children to roam and explore, and there are…

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Ice-skating at Hampton Court Palace

I went ice-skating over Christmas for the first time in twenty years. Yes, you heard that right. TWENTY. When the hell did I get so old? My folks live close to Hampton Court Palace so the scene was set. In effect, the gauntlet was thrown down. What could possibly go wrong? I had visions of us gently skating around the grounds,…

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